Ensure safety in an explosive atmosphere
If you trade in equipment for use in explosive atmospheres, you’ll need to provide proof that all required safety standard are met.
You can do this with the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme. TÜV SÜD can provide everything you need to get your equipment certified. Anywhere in the world.
The IECEx has a number of Conformity Assessment Schemes for equipment and systems operating in explosive atmospheres. These provide assurance that they’re manufactured and operated according to the highest international standards of safety.
The scheme can provide an international Certificate of Conformity (CoC) that requires manufacturers to successfully complete necessary audits.
One audit is testing and assessment of samples for compliance with IEC Standards. This gives you a Test and Assessment Report (ExTR). Another is assessment and auditing of manufacturers’ facilities and quality system. This results in a Quality Assessment Report (QAR). Like the ATEX Directive for the European market, a QAR consists of an ISO 9001 assessment plus an additional assessment according ISO/IEC 80079-34 Edition 1.
Both audits can be combined in one single combi-audit, with ongoing surveillance audits of your facilities and quality system.
The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme operates an online certificate system. All ‘electronic certificates’ issued are maintained on the IECEx website. This enables full public access for viewing and printing.
For countries that don’t accept the IECEx CoC but require national certification or approval, a fast-track process is available. If you’re an ex-equipment manufacturer seeking an IECEx CoC, you can apply to TÜV SÜD. We’re an IECEx Certification Body.
With us as your partner, you can be sure your equipment is safe and ready to gain access to markets around the world.
Our services at a glance
- Testing and assessment of samples for compliance with IEC Standards resulting in a Test and Assessment Report (ExTR)
- Assessment and auditing of manufacturers’ facilities and quality system resulting in a Quality Assessment Report (QAR)